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Q: Do you have any suggestions for a “green” starch I can use when ironing dress shirts?—Meredith Snider
A: Look no further than the original, a box of cornstarch, preferably organic (produced without synthetic pesticides, fertilizers, or genetic modification). Add a tablespoon to a pint of water in a spray bottle. Shake, spray, and iron. For dark-colored clothing, add the cornstarch to a cup of water mixed with a cup of black tea.
Mindy Pennybacker is Whole Living’s “Econundrums” columnist. See her answers to reader questions and ask your own here. She is also editor of GreenerPenny.com and author of Do One Green Thing: Saving the Earth Through Simple, Everyday Choices.